Alleghany tops North Wilkes in softball qualifier
MILLERS CREEK — Alleghany’s softball team scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning and beat North Wilkes 4-1 in a special state playoff seeding game Thursday at West Wilkes High.
North Wilkes tied Friday’s game 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning before giving up three in the eighth. Madison Gentry earned the pitching win for the Trojans. Madison Ashley, who held Forbush in check most of the way in a 2-0 loss in East Bend on Wednesday, was a tough-luck losing pitcher.
Kaylee Andrews, Allison Smith and Madison Hodges each had two hits for Alleghany, with Andrews recording a pair of RBIs. Smith had one RBI. Hodges scored on a wild pitch.
Brooklyn Osborne and Michaela Johnson both had two hits for North Wilkes. Heaven Eller had the other hit for the Vikes.
The MVAC conference softball tournament continues Friday at East Wilkes High. In the first semifinal game, Starmount and Forbush will duel at 4:30 p.m. Wilkes Central and West Wilkes will follow in the nightcap. The semifinal winners will play Monday night for the MVAC title.
Alleghany 4, North Wilkes 1
MVAC Softball Special Seeding Game * Thursday * at West Wilkes
Alleghany 100 000 03 — 4 8 2
North Wilkes 000 010 00 — 1 5 5
WP- Madison Gentry- Mika Sprinkle
LP- Madison Ashley(8-16)- Brooklyn Osborne
2B – Michaela Johnson(NW)
1- Kaylee Andrews 2-5, 2-RBI’s
6- Casey Hamm 0-4, BB, 2-SB, Run
7- Allison Smith 2-3, RBI, Reached On Error
13- Faith Reeves 0-1, Reached On Error
4- Madison Gentry 1-4, SB
12- Madison Hodges 2-4, Score on Wild Pitch
10- Mika Sprinkle 0-2, 2-Reached On Errors, SB, Run
3- Emily Osborne 1-4, SB, Run
14- Kayla Wiles 0-3, Reached On Error
10- Madison Ashley 0-3, HP
20- Heaven Eller 1-4
6- Brooklyn Osborne 2-3
14- Michaela Johnson 2-4
4- Emily Johnson 0-4
21- Lora Williams 0-3
2- Raegen Bumgarner 0-3
11- Kayla Barnes 0-2, BB, Score On Error
12- Katie Smith 0-2, Reached On Error
Records- Alleghany- 9-14 North Wilkes- 8-16